Bodo Schlessing

Interim Management
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Your professional partner for time limited Management support
in Finance and Controlling

Manage Finance Departments

in phases of Set Up, Restructuring or Vacancy

Project Management or Support

e.g. Shared Service Centre, Adoption of new Accounting Standards, System implementation

My „Framework“

Companies looking for short-term interim support not only need professional competence. Equally important is to quickly get up to speed and take over the related tasks, to win the trust and support of the team, to integrate in the company and to discuss at eye level with Management. What matters further is the readiness to pass on knowledge and to let loose at the time of exit.

These elements constitute my personal „Interim Framework“.
My Framework - Bodo Schleßing
The versatility and flexibility of this concept and its successful application are confirmed to me through the feedback of my customers which come from a diversity of industries, e.g. Soft- and Hardware, Payment Services, Gaming or Enzymes.

INTERIM FRAMEWORK

by Bodo Schleßing

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

QUICK RAMP UP

“WIN” THE TEAM

AT EYE LEVEL WITH MANAGEMENT

ASSERTIVENESS

INTEGRATION & INTEGRITY

TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE & LET LOOSE

My Style

My Style - Bodo Schleßing
The professional interaction with Externals (e.g. Auditors, Tax Advisors) on behalf of the client goes without saying, just like the internal communication beyond the borders of the own department. I like to work hands on but also enjoy relying on a motivated team. A strong basis of trust is key to me, because without mutual support the given tasks are hard to accomplish. Overall, I consider my style to be quite close to the concept of agile leadership.

Customer Feedback

  • Finance Director UK:

    „Bodo, it’s been a pleasure and an honour sir. Really sorry to see you go, but I wish you every success for the future. Let’s keep in touch.”
  • Senior Vice President EMEA:

    „Bodo, it’s been such a pleasure working with you. ALL the EMEA finance and ops teams have felt the same! You’ve done an outstanding job and left a good legacy – no mysteries and great team. Thank you for rescuing us and all of your hard work – will be difficult without you.”
  • Vice President Finance EMEA:

    „Hi Bodo, just a note to thank you for your help and support to the F&A department during this period. You are a true professional and it has been a pleasure to work with you.”
  • Global Services & Project Administrator:

    „Hallo Bodo, von Herzen die allerbesten Wünsche – und ein Danke für die oft so geduldige, verständnisvolle und hilfsbereite Zusammenarbeit.“
  • EMEA Inventor Controller:

    „Good morning Bodo! Thank you for all nice words. It was a pleasure to work with you, a very professional, kind and warm person. ☺ And it is very sad that this is the end.”
  • Consultant:

    „Hallo Bodo, ich mache nicht viele Worte… es ist sehr schade, dass Du gehst. Ich wünsche Dir alles Gute.“
  • Sales Director:

    „Hallo Bodo, es war eine große Freude, mit Dir zu arbeiten! Falls es Dir nützt, stehe ich gerne als Referenz zur Verfügung. Bis zum nächsten Mal wünsche ich Dir alles Gute!“
  • Operations Finance Controller UK & Ireland:

    „Hi Bodo, many thanks, and appreciate all your help over the last year. You will miss those … deals! ☺ Good luck in your next role, and most definitely will keep in touch.”
  • Geschäftsführer:

    „Bodo, a big personal thanks from my side, sir. You did a tremendous job for us that we greatly appreciate. All the very best for you and I hope we can work together again.”
  • SVP, EMEA Finance:

    „Bodo did an exceptional interim role for us taking on a very complex project with the minimum of drama and supervision – delivering to time, cost and quality and worked well at all levels of our organization. Great professional, very knowledgeable, focused on results and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

    My Background

    Since 2007 I work as an self employed Interim Manager specialized in Finance/ Accounting/ Controlling, mainly in Management positions (Head of Finance, VP Finance, Group Finance Manager, Controller).
    Before, for 15 years, I gathered profound knowledge as employed Controller, Finance Manager and Proxy Holder in companies with focus on Software/IT. Mostly in international groups with Headquarters in US and UK.
    This meant to handle a wide variety of tasks under significant time pressure and performance expectations in a highly dynamic environment. Actually, this was the perfect preparation for the work as Interim Manager, who usually faces similar frame conditions in his assignments.
    I am located south of Frankfurt/Main and regionally flexible.

    Qualifications

    Bodo Schleßing in conversation
    • Dipl.-Kfm.
    • Certified International Accountant (CCI)
    • IFRS Specialist (CINA)
    • Coach (RKW)
    • Project Management PRINCE2
    • English (fluent)
    • French (good)
    • Strong affinity to Computers and Systems

    Your Benefit

    From the situation specific combination of all these factors you can expect a professional approach tailored to your company’s needs.
    Below you can read about a selection of my mandates.

    Project examples

    Industry: Software – secure data room communication

    • Region: DACH & France
    • Position: VP Finance
    • Duration: 17 months

    Industry: Development and Production of Enzymes

    • Region: International
    • Position: Group Finance Manager
    • Duration: 8 months

    Industry: PC/Videogames

    • Region: International
    • Position: Controller
    • Duration: 13 months

    Industry: Storage solutions

    • Region: International
    • Position: Staff position
    • Duration: 3 months

    Industry: Storage solutions

    • Region: International
    • Position: Finance Manager, Accounting
    • Duration: 15 months

    Industry: Software

    • Region: International
    • Position: Project Manager
    • Duration: 5 months

    Industry: Software

    • Region: International
    • Position: Finance Director DACH
    • Duration: 18 months

    Task

    • Step in for job holder during her maternity leave

    Result

    • Establish a very good relation to the whole Team (Accounting, Controlling, Facilities)
    • Integration into Management Team
    • Keep up all processes, implement improvements, timely and correct closings
    • Support of CFO during Due Diligence for a sale of the company
    • Preparation of and participation in Supervisory Board Meetings as Reporting Secretary
    • Seamless hand back to the permanent job holder after her return

    Task

    • Cover position from the exit of job holder until the selection and start of his successor
    • Manage an international Team of Finance Managers in Germany, Finland, Singapore, China, Brazil and US
    • Coordination of several projects relating to the miscellaneous entities (e.g. Internal Audits, Implement IFRS 16)

    Result

    • Become quickly acquainted with the team, build a trustful relation, e.g. through regular phone and video calls.
    • Finalisation of one delayed annual close and significant shortening of the preparation time for the next one
    • Dissolving a complex Finance Lease Contract problem, including the involvement of miscellaneous Headquarter Functions
    • Successful Internal Audits in all regions with excellent results
    • Discussion and drafting of courses of action relating to national and international tax topics with external Tax Advisors
    • Support new CFO
    • Hand over to new permanent job holder

    Task

    • Rebuild Controlling (Reporting, Budgeting), Liquidity Planning, accompany Annual Close

    Result

    • New monthly reporting package
    • Simplification of report generation
    • Reduction of complexity in the consolidation module
    • Transparent liquidity reporting to management
    • Documentation of new models and processes

    Task

    • Provide a transfer pricing documentation covering the last 5 years
    • Make it adaptable for the other European subisidiaries

    Result

    • Full transfer pricing documentation was completed in cooperation with tax advisors
    • The documentation was set up flexible and adapted to the other european subsidiaries

    Task

    • Stabilisation of processes in Finance
    • Hand over of defined tasks to the new Shared Service Center in Poland
    • Ensure correct revenue recoginition
    • Ensure timely closes

    Result

    • In time closes
    • Finance team stabilised and with it the processes
    • Regained trust of HQ in regional Finance
    • No issues in revenue recognition
    • Successful partnership with SSC

    Task

    • Implementation of a Shared Service Centers
    • Support of central Project Management in UK

    Result

    • Successful implementation of the SSC
    • Coordination of new process structures with affected European subsidiaries
    • Timely project reporting

    Task

    • Stabilisation of Finance department
    • Ensure timely closes
    • Rebuild Finance department
    • Integration of acquisitions
    • Accompany a Shared Service Center merger

    Result

    • Built a motivated and committed Finance team
    • In time closes, monthly & annual
    • Cooperation & transparancy with auditors
    • Successful integration of acquired companies, also in Finance
    • Merger of 2 SSC whilst keeping service levels
    • Regained trust of HQ in regional Finance

    Beyond Everyday Life

    Cycling is my way to reduce stress, to reflect and generate new ideas. I struggle to make a choice between Road Bike, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross, all three of them are fun! The nicest or most impressive tours I currently collect in a little blog: Beyond Everyday Life
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    Contact Details

    I am looking forward to a conversation with you!
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    Bodo Schlessing

    Managing Director

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    PCS Schleßing GmbH
    Im Rüssel 7
    64839 Münster

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    Register Court: Darmstadt

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    Privacy Policy

    We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the PCS Schleßing GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the PCS Schleßing GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

    The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the PCS Schleßing GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

    As the controller, the PCS Schleßing GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

    1. Definitions

    The data protection declaration of the PCS Schleßing GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

    In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

    • a) Personal data

      Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

    • b) Data subject

      Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

    • c) Processing

      Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

    • d) Restriction of processing

      Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

    • e) Profiling

      Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

    • f) Pseudonymisation

      Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

    • g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

      Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

    • h) Processor

      Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

    • i) Recipient

      Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

    • j) Third party

      Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

    • k) Consent

      Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

    2. Name and Address of the controller

    Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

    PCS Schleßing GmbH

    Im Rüssel 7

    64839 Münster

    Deutschland

    Phone: +49 (0)178 695 5358

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Website: www.pcs-schlessing.de

    3. Cookies

    The Internet pages of the PCS Schleßing GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

    Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

    Through the use of cookies, the PCS Schleßing GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

    By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

    The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

    4. Collection of general data and information

    The website of the PCS Schleßing GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

    When using these general data and information, the PCS Schleßing GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the PCS Schleßing GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

    5. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

    The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

    If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

    6. Rights of the data subject

    • a) Right of confirmation

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    • b) Right of access

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

      • the purposes of the processing;
      • the categories of personal data concerned;
      • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
      • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
      • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
      • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
      • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
      • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

      Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

      If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    • c) Right to rectification

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

      If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

      • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
      • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
      • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
      • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
      • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
      • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

      If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the PCS Schleßing GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of PCS Schleßing GmbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

      Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the PCS Schleßing GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

    • e) Right of restriction of processing

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

      • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
      • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
      • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
      • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

      If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the PCS Schleßing GmbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the PCS Schleßing GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

    • f) Right to data portability

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

      Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

      In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the PCS Schleßing GmbH.

    • g) Right to object

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

      The PCS Schleßing GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

      If the PCS Schleßing GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the PCS Schleßing GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the PCS Schleßing GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

      In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the PCS Schleßing GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

      In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the PCS Schleßing GmbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

    • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

      If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the PCS Schleßing GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

      If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the PCS Schleßing GmbH.

    • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

      Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

      If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the PCS Schleßing GmbH.

    7. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

    The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

    The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

    With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

    If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

    LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.

    LinkedIn provides under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

    8. Legal basis for the processing

    Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

    9. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

    Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

    10. Period for which the personal data will be stored

    The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

    11. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

    We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

    12. Existence of automated decision-making

    As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

    This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in cooperation with the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW.